Sutton North Lib Dem Councillors

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We do not remove comments where people disagree about the facts in one of our web posts. People are entitled to their honestly held opinions, provided they identify the facts on which the opinion is based. Posting untrue statements is against the law if they cause serious harm to a person’s reputation or are likely to do so.  So, we do not approve comments where we judge there is not a lawful basis for their publication.

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Be civil: please ensure that your contributions are respectful of others. We will not approve contributions that are unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, obscene, sexually suggestive, racist, homophobic or sexist, or that incite or promote hatred of any group or individual.

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Abusive language: comments containing swearing will not be published.

English: all comment on the website must be made in English. Comments in other languages will not be published.

Stereotypes: comments that stereotype sections of society will not be published.

Multiple posts: duplicate comments or repeats of identical comments will not be published.

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Threats: comments containing threats of public fear, terrorism or threats towards any individual are not permitted.

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Action we may take

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